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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION liUllf VOL. LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1949 This Paper Consists o£ Two Sections—Section One No. 320 Radford Calls B-36 Bad Gamble for U.S. STREAMLINED RIBBON — No forms! No reinforcing! This new placing and finishing machine, under the critical eye of many construction personnel Thursday, is going to revolutionize the industry, its inventors believe. It's working on the west city limits road, laying in 10-foot strips, the paving to be slightly over 20 feet in width. New Machine Is Used for Paving Mile Between High' ivvays to Be Surfaced By RICK MEREDITH The paying of the city limits mile now in progress gives promise of being the most celebrated mile of concrete in the state of Iowa in some time. It's being done with a new placing and finishing machine invented by J. W. Johnson, engineer in charge of the Central Laboratories of the state highway commission at Ames. The mile, .99 to be exact, is between highway 106 and 18, on the west Mason City limits, parallel to and 2 miles west of highway 65. Thursday the area was jammed with interested spectators from surrounding states and many Iowa counties. They had been issued a special invitation by R. E. Robertson, Cerro Gordo^county engineer. Among them were many state and county engineers, supervisors, cement company representatives and highway equipment manufacturers. "A desire for a cheaper system of construction of concrete pavement than that afforded by the equipment methods used in the past," Johnson says, inspired the development of the machine. Performs Many Duties ; It .is designed to construct a concrete slab without the use of fixed forms and to perform the operations commonly performed by a concrete spreader, a transverse finishing machine,, and a longitudinal float, supplemented by extensive hand finishing operations. A casual inspection shows an absence of the usual huge outlay of equipment for a paving project and the. new machine cuts labor requirements considerably. Robertson said the work, which began Tuesday, should be completed by next Thursday with the aid of good weather and the road would likely be opened 2 weeks after that. Possibilities' Good "The machine has untold possibilities," he predicted. "There is no expensive work in laying forms and using a finishing machine." He called attention to the fact that way back in 1915, another experimental mile was laid from The Pines west on highway 18 without the use of steel reinforcements. It did have forms, however. Work here is the 2nd attempt to use the new machine and the longest distance yet. The machine has been used on 3 experimental runs at Ames and on a half-mile project in O'Brien county. The designers believe that almost any system of reinforcement of the concrete slab that might be desired may be used. However, none is being used here. The machine lays pavement 10- feet wide and 6 inches thick. The 4-inch space between the 2 strips on the city limits road will be filled 'with bituminous mixture tamped tight to the surface of the slab. Those who have studied the operation believe the machine can eventually be modified to lay pavement 22-feet wide or wider at a single passage of the machine. Johnson says it represents more than 2 years "spare time" work in the laboratory at Ames. First it was made 18 inches wide, then 3 feet and the 3rd attempt increased it to its present size. He estimates its cost at slightly over S 10,000. Vibrator is Key The essential feature is the vibrating of the concrete with stand- ai'd vibrating equipment consisting of a motor generator and 3 motors •with eccentric weights. Vibrated concrete will stand up 5f not moved, the inventor says. Coarse \ Globe-Gazette Photos COMPACT OPERATION—The usual litter of equipment on a paving job is missing. Ready mix cement trucks back up to the machine, dump their loads into its vibrators and its quickly spread, at the rate of 10 feet a minute if the material is available. Northwestern States Portland Cement, company. The visiting delegation was entertained at lunch by the Gibbs- Cook company, Klipto Loose Leaf, Iowa Culvert and Pipe company and the Goplerud Oil company, Osage. Jersey Mass Killer Found to Be Insane Camden, N. J., (/P) —Psychiatrists Friday found Camden's mass killer, Howard B. Unruh, insane. Prosecutor Mitchell H. Cohen said he will be .sent' to an insane asylum without ever standing trial for the slaughter of 13 people on a Camden street on Sept. 6. The decision came after a month-long study of Unruh at the New Jersey state hospital at Trenton. Psychiatrists reported to Cohen Friday that they found Unruh to be "a case of dementia praecox." Dementia praecox is a type of insanity in which the brain cells deteriorate. It is considered incurable. «» The report, by the 4 mental health experts concluded: "This man should be regularly" committed to the Trenton state hospital where custody, supervision and treatment is available and peoples in the community will be protected from injury or danger should there be a recurrence of his homicidal impulses." . Cohen told reporters he has prepared a petition to the Camden county court asking formal commitment of Unruh to the state mental hospital, specifying that he should be 'confined in a building for the criminally insane. Communists Form East Reich State Demand Liquidation of West Germany's Bonn Government Berlin, (U.R) — Soviet zone communists today proclaimed a new provisional "all - German state," with Berlin as its probable, capital and demanded liquidation of the West German government at Bonn. Wilhelm Pieck, Moscow-trained German communist leader, announced establishment of the provisional state to hundreds of cheering delegates representing all soviet zone parties. He said elections for the new government would be held a year hence. Pieck himself is expected to be president of the provisional government that will rule in the interim. Delegates Meet Delegates met in the German People's council building, formerly Hermann Goering's air force headquarters in the soviet sector of Berlin, to hear the communist reply to the establishment of a West German state. Pieck read a 20-point program for the new "all-German" state. He said he believed the Soviet Union would indorse the proposals. They included: Berlin as Capital 1. Designation of. Berlin as capital. 2. Re-establishment of Germany's political and economic unity. . - n 3.'; Liquidation of the west German state at Bonn. 4. Building of an all-German government for an all-German democratic republic. 5. Reunification of Berlin, now divided into 4 sectors under the American, British, French and soviet occupation forces. Pieck said that as soon as the people's council is formally transformed into the people's chamber or lower house of a parliament for the new state, its leaders would petition the Soviet Union for recognition as an independent German state. Admiral in Testimony at House Probe Pacific Commander Terms Giant Bomber "Unproved Clunker' AP Wirephcto BRIDGES HOME—Harry Bridges, west coast ILWU chief, disembarks from an airliner Thursday night at the International airport, San Francisco, after a flight from Hawaii, where a prolonged dock strike has been settled. Bridges carries a handful of flower leis in cellophane bags "for the girls in the office." (Story on page 2.) Gen. Eichelberger to Be Speaker on Armistice Day 85-Year-Old Is Much Improved The condition of George Schnoor, 85, Odd Fellows home, was reported much improved Friday at Park hospital. Schnoor was taken there Wednesday afternoon after suffering severe injuries when he fell off a stepladder. cement is used. It takes just one man to op- crate the entire machine. Pavement can be laid at the rate of 10 feet a minute if the material is available. The concrete may be mixed in a central mixing spot or, as on this job, in trucks. The Andrews Concrete company nf Mnson City made the successful bid of $31,857.57 on the project Bn d is mixing (he cement in its own trucks. The crushed hme- itone and sand is from the Ideal innd nnd Gravel company and the cement produced by the All 9 Aboard Air Transport Die in Crash Aslicvillc, N. Car., (/P)—Ranger Tom Huffman reported . Friday that all 9 men aboard an air force C-47 transport that crashed in'the mountains near here were dead. The wreckage of the plane was found 6 miles from the Blue Ridge parkway, three-quarters of a mile down on the east side of Mount Mitchell, highest mountain east of the Mississippi. Huffman said Game Warden W. C. Hall reported to him that he had seen the wreckage and that all 9 men were dead and the plane burned. He said that Hall told him one of the victims apparently had crawled from the wreckage and was burned. The plane was found as ground and air groups began their 2nd day of searching. INTERESTED OBSERVERS—Spectators filled the area of the paving project Thursday, many from surrounding states and counties at the invitation of R. E. Robertson, county engineer. On the machine here, watching the vibrators at work, are, left to right, Pete Andersen, Northwestern States Portland Cement company secretary- treasurer; Henry Hitzhusen and Joe Fritz, county supervisors who voted for trie improvement,- and J. W. Johnson, engineer in charge of the highway commission laboratory at Ames, who is largely responsible for the invention. Small glass jars with screw-on tops make excellent containers for bolts, nails or smilar items in the home workshop. Steel Strike May Sprelad to Aluminum Firm By UNITED PRESS Federal mediators met with John L. Lewis and the coal mine operators in their first attempt to settle the coal walkout Friday, while the nationwide steel strike threatened to spread -to the aluminum industry. In a 3rd big labor dispute, top officers' of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen met in Chicago to decide whether to take a nationwide strike vote. In the steel strike, the CIO United Stcelworkers told Aluminum Company of America that its 20,000 workers will walk out Oct. 17 unless the company grants the 10-ccnt pension and insur- ance package over which the steel strike was called. In the coal walkout, mediators led by Director Cyrus C h i n g, hoped for a quick settlement of the 19-day-old strike before a se- cere coal shortage develops. But union officials and mine operators were pessimistic. In the rail dispute, the firemen's union met to decide what to do about its demand for employment of an extra man in the cabs of big multiple-unit Diesel locomotives. A presidential fact- finding board had found the demand without basis, but the union has stuck to its strike threat. HEADS LOAN GROUP DCS Moincs, (XP) — Otis Jones, Des Moines, supervisor of Iowa small loan companies in the state banking department, has been elected president of the national association of stale small loan supervisors. The television receiver is a heavy xiser of vacuum tubes, requiring 20 or more. Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain through Saturday. Low Friday night 52 to 58. High Saturday 60 to 65, Iowa: Partly cloudy Friday night, occasional showers west portion Friday night. Saturday showers. • Not much change in temperature. Low Friday night 50 northwest to 55 southeast. Iowa 5-Day "VVealher Outlook— Temperatures will average near normal. Normal high 65 to 69. Normal low 40 to 45. Quite mild Saturday. Cooler Sunday. Warmer Monday and Tuesday. Turning cooler again Wednesday. Precipitation will average 4 to 3 of an inch, occurring as showers west portion Friday and over the entire state Saturday and again Tuesday. Minnesota: Cloudy, tain except along Canadian border Friday night. Saturday rain and cool, possibly changing to snow northwest portion. Low Friday night ranging from 32 to 36 northwest to 50 to 55 southeast. High Saturday 38 to 44 northwest to around 60 southeast. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. Friday: Maximum , 76 Minimum 55 At 8 a. m. 02 Precipitation .01 ~, Lt.Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, commander of the 8th army in the New Guinea and Philippines campaigns and of occupation forces In Japan after Jan. 1, 1946, will be Mason City's Armistice day speaker. The general, who recently completed a series of articles in the Saturday Evening Post on the Pacific campaign, will speak in .Roosevelt fieldhouse at 8 p. m., it was announced Thursday evening at the regular monthly meeting of Clausen-Worden post of the American Legion. The general's talk will climax a full-day program sponsored by the American Legion post, according to Fred C. Wilts, co-chairman of the committee on arrangements. Other Features Other features will be an after_noon football game, between the Mason City and Rochester junior college teams, the appearance of the state championship American Legion drum, and bugle corp's from Gowrie and a taik on the origin of the Armistice day celebration by B. C. Sullivan, Rockford, -4th district American Legion commander. Combination tickets for the football game and evening program in the fieldhouse will be available for $1 each, Wilts announced, and admittance at the ieldhouse door will be at the same price. Football tickets will be nvailable for students at their schools for 25 cents each, it was decided. Since only 3,000 tickets will be available for the evening program, hey will be available to Legionnaires only during the 1st week of sale. Thereafter they will be on sale of the 2 banks, Abel and Sons and the Legionnaire club. Day's Program The complete program: 9:45 a. m.—Gowrie drum and bugle corps in Central park. 10:30 a. m.—Parade from Legionnaire club to Doughboy sta- :ue. 10:45 a. m.—Memorial service at Doughboy, statue. LT. GEN. R: L. EICHELBERGER 11 Washington, (U.R) — Adm. Arthur W. Radford told congressmen Friday the air force's B-36 bomber is a "bad gamble with national security" and would be "useless defensively and inadequate offensively" in an atomic war. Radford, Pacific fleet commander and top spokesman for naval aviation, loosed his blast against present defense plans before a packed hearing of the house armed services committee. He was the lead-off witness in a public inquiry at which the navy's most famous uniformed figures were ready to bring out into the ppen their split with their civilian secretary and Adm. Louis Denfeld, chief of naval operations, The 53-year-old admiral walloped the B-35 as a giant unproved clunker, and asserted that "American taxpayers cannot afford billion dollar blunders." Raps Procurement He castigated the "stop and go" procurement procedures u n 4 e r which the air force first ordered other planes, then cut them out to buy B-36's, and -he said "the unusual procedures used to push the B-36 program to its present status were not justified." Many ; people clustered outside the committee room as Radford read his 16-page study of defense problems and his criticism of the B-36. They hoped to .get. seat?. Of the ;B-36 '-procurement procedures, which were the subject of an investigation by the house committee and which resulted in an endorsement of the air force, Radford said: "They undermine all unification; they prevent progress toward mutual trust, understanding arid unified planning; they short cut the vital and proven procedures developed through experience for safeguarding the security of our country." Views His Own Radford said his views were his own — "I .am not speaking for any segment .of .the armed services. I testify as a citizen and as a professional student of warfare. I am. concerned with .the future of the navy and the future of naval aviation only as they. can contribute to the security of our nation." ' He said the B-36 itself is not so important as the theory of warfai'e it symbolizes, that is, the theory of YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum fin 43 Sports Bulletin Yankees 4 Dodgers 3 (Slorv c-rt Sports Page) 1:45 p. m.—Parade to Roosevelt stadium. 2 p. m.—Football game, Mason City junior college vs. Rochester junior college; Gowrie drum and bugle corps maneuvers between halves. 7:20 p. m.—Concert by 96 pieces Mason City high school band, Roosevelt fieldhouse. 7:40 p. m.—Invocation; solo by Mrs. B. Raymond Weston. 7:50 p. m.—History of Armistice day, B. C. Sullivan, 4th district American Legion commander. 8 p. m.—Address, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger. Robbery Try Thwarted at Nora Springs Nora Springs — Officers here Friday were seeking 2 young men about 17 years old who attempted to hold up the C. &. H. filling station operated by Steve Crowell and Danny Hartwell about 10 p. m. Thursday. Crowell was alone in the station when the 2 walked in, one the atomic blitz. •He said ' threatening an enemy with an atomic blitz will not deter him from war, but even if that plan were to become American. policy, "we must have a much more efficient weapon than^' the B-36 to deliver the blitz." He said suclt planes are available today. Radford is the admiral who gave endorsement to a letter written by Vice Adm. Gerald F. Bogan, commander of the first task fleet in the Pacific, which was -critical of unification policies. F. UNHURT IN AIR CRASH Lincoln, Nebr., (/P)—Lt. H. Brake of Sioux City, Iowa, escaped injury Thursday at the Lin- coin naval air station when his fighter plane engine failed during a take-off. Brake, an. insurance salesman, made a belly landing. Pic is on his annual 2-week reserve training duty at the station. 1! carrying a knife. Neither displayed a gun. The 2 stood in the doorway and one said, "You know what we want." "You know where it is," replied Crowell. Crowell stepped aside and the man with the knife started for the cash register and when he was passing Crowell the latter swung at him with his fist and knocked him down. The 2nd man, who at the moment was out of Crowell's range of vision, struck Crowell over the head with a pop bottle and laid him out momentarily. The bottle was broken by the force of the blow. The 2 youths then took to their heels without taking anything anc were gone when Ctowell regaioec consciousnes. He started to nun for them and a small boy reportec they got into a car parkec nearby and drove away. 2 Are Killed in Car-Train Crash Burlington, (IP) —Two men were tilled here Friday morning when the coal truck in which they were iding was struck by a north- aound Burlington Route train. Francis Liles, 35, driver, died in the wreckage of the truck. Roy Floyd, 65, who was thrown clear of the truck cab, died on the way to a hospital. The accident happened at Cascade Landing, near the Mississippi river in the southeast part of Burlington. The truck was dragged about 130 feet from the crossing. TAKE REALTOR TEST Des Afoines, (/P) — Forty-three candidates for state real estate dealer licenses took examinations given by the state real estate commission Thursday. The last monthly exam of the year will be given here Nov. 3. SAME DATE—1948—39ft (Black lint mean* traffic death in part 21 h»nri)

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